The Japan Information and Culture Center of the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, in cooperation with the National Youth Commission (NYC), is now accepting entries for the Asian International Children’s Film Festival 2014.
The Asian International Children’s Film Festival was launched to serve as a platform for creative interaction and cultural exchange among young filmmakers by allowing them to share their thoughts on certain universal topics through short films. This year, the festival will be focusing on the theme “My Dream.”
All Filipino high school students, except those who have already been to Japan as part of previous Asian International Children’s Film Festivals, are encouraged to join and submit their own three-minute videos effectively exploring the theme of this year’s festival. Deadline for submission of entries is on Sept. 15, 2014.
The top three finalists from the Philippines will be sent to Japan for the international leg of the competition, to be held on Nov. 29. All expenses to be incurred in relation to this event will be borne by the Government of Japan through the JENESYS 2.0 Programme.
The JENESYS 2.0 Programme aims to strengthen international relations among the youths of Southeast Asia and Japan by facilitating various cultural and academic exchanges.
To join the competition, please download the official forms and guidelines from the Embassy of Japan website www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp.
For other inquiries, please call the Japan Information and Culture Center at tel. 5515710 loc. 4210 or 2313 or send an e-mail to [email protected] You may also direct your questions to the office of NYC at [email protected] or call tel. 4163415 or 4135503